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Project by Mike_in_STL posted 02-04-2018 08:21 PM 779 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We all know that sanding really marks the final steps of the build. We also know that it’s the one of the dirtiest parts of woodworking.

I was looking for a solution to keep the dust down in the shop while sanding. I came up with this little gem and wanted to share it.

I started with taking my ideas from the ether and transferring them to paper. Then it was just a matter of making it happen!

Thanks for looking!

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL





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Hawaiilad

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#1 posted 02-04-2018 09:00 PM

Something we all need in our shops. Thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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Murdock

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#2 posted 02-04-2018 09:09 PM

Looks good

Can you tell me about the baffles are they just there to give support to the top or do the do something useful with the airflow?

-- "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." - Albert Einstein

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Mike_in_STL

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#3 posted 02-04-2018 09:34 PM

Mostly support.

I don’t think that they really have too much effect on flow, but there is probably some restriction and acceleration closer to the nozzle.

I have some friends at Boeing, maybe I should have them run some computer models. HEH HEH HEH It might be neat to see what a computer would say.

I contemplated perforating them on the drill press, but the change in flow would probably have been minimal.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#4 posted 02-04-2018 10:15 PM

Good idea, always fighting sawdust.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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JohnMcClure

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#5 posted 02-05-2018 04:25 PM

Thanks for sharing this. It reminds me I need to make one too.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 02-05-2018 07:56 PM

This is a very nice sanding table and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-06-2018 03:12 PM

Nice job Mike. You will like it better with each use !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Mike_in_STL

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#8 posted 02-06-2018 05:08 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments.

I put a picture of my doodles in the project so if you’d like to make one, feel free to try to follow my chicken scratches and ramblings.

If there are any questions, feel free to ask me and I will try to clarify.

-- Sawdust makes me whole --Mike in STL

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#9 posted 02-10-2018 01:31 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N0cixGIsrI

Made a box similar to yours back in the ‘80’s I added this router pad to keep my projects from slipping around on the peg board…works like a charm. Air and dust is drawn through the openings in the mat by the pegboard holes and I don’t have to chase my pieces around.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 02-10-2018 05:10 PM

I need one of these.

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crossroad

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#11 posted 02-20-2018 03:17 AM

Great share, Mike! Thanks

-- "Why am I soft in the middle when the rest of my life is so hard?"

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